Global Health Chronicles

Jimmy Barrosa

David J. Sencer CDC Museum, Global Health Chronicles


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00:01:29 - Youth and education in network administration

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Partial Transcript: Can you tell me when and where you were born?

Keywords: class; computers; home; languages; poverty; technology; violence; war

Subjects: Liberia; Liberia--History--Civil War, 1999-2003; Philippines

00:09:22 - First jobs in information technology

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Partial Transcript: Immediately when I came back, I got a job.

Keywords: IT; WHO; information technology; internet; job; work

Subjects: World Health Organization

00:11:28 - Coming to the Peace Corps in 2013

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Partial Transcript: Why did you come to the Peace Corps then?

Keywords: change; technology

Subjects: Zika Virus

00:14:58 - Initial involvement in Ebola response activities

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Partial Transcript: When was it that you became involved in Ebola activities?

Keywords: fear; fluids; gossip; infection prevention and control (IPC); outreach; preparation; recruitment; rumors; scientists; transmission; trust

Subjects: Ebola virus disease; Kenema District (Sierra Leone); Lassa fever; Lofa County (Liberia); malaria

00:24:08 - Working with people from CDC

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Partial Transcript: How did it all start for you, starting to work for CDC—with CDC?

Keywords: G. Ville; S. Zarecki; boundaries; drivers; questions; science

Subjects: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.)

00:26:43 - First trip to the field with a CDC team

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Partial Transcript: Where were you headed that day?

Keywords: Ebola treatment units (ETUs); G. Ville; S. Zarecki; beliefs; burials; chiefs; communications; communities; culture; families; information; leadership; local authorities; messaging; outreach; trust

Subjects: Grand Cape Mount County (Liberia); Médecins sans frontières (Association)

00:36:21 - Dealing with the constant turnover of CDC staff

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Partial Transcript: We spent two weeks. We were also rotating like the CDC guys.

Keywords: staff rotation; training; trust; turnover

00:39:46 - Descriptions of specific CDC staff and George Ville of Peace Corps Liberia

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Partial Transcript: Going back to the first people you were with from CDC—it was Paul, is that right?

Keywords: G. Ville; S. Zarecki; bravery; compassion; empathy; grief; work ethic

Subjects: Grand Cape Mount County (Liberia)

00:46:23 - Summary of work supporting CDC’s Ebola response/Dealing with staff rotations

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Partial Transcript: Can you talk more about kind of the technical side of what you were able to help with, with the equipment and everything?

Keywords: IT; computers; information technology; internet; networks

00:50:12 - The end of the epidemic/Final reflections

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Partial Transcript: How did things wrap up? How did things wrap up with your part in the Ebola response?

Keywords: burials; capacity building; health infrastructure; infection prevention and control (IPC); quarantines; rituals

Subjects: Bomi County (Liberia)